Trovata hires from Salt Edge ahead of European expansion

Ellie Duncan
28 Jul 2022

US-based cash management platform Trovata has bolstered its team with the appointment of two Open Banking executives from financial API platform Salt Edge.

Trovata has hired Vladimir Pintea as VP of Open Banking engineering and Lisa Gutu as VP of business development.

Both of the new hires will join the senior team at Trovata, helping expand the platform with new bank integrations and pay by bank services, as it grows its footprint in the UK and Europe.

Vladimir Pintea of Trovata

Pintea and Gutu previously led the business and product teams at Salt Edge as chief product officer and chief operating office, respectively.

Brett Turner, founder and CEO of San Diego-headquartered Trovata, said: “While Open Banking is nearing a tipping point, Vlad and Lisa have played a big role for the past several years as true pioneers in the space, driving changes and innovation.

“I’m thrilled to have them as part of our senior team to help us bridge geographies as a global platform for businesses to freely manage cash.”

Lisa Gutu of Trovata

Gutu added: “Open Banking is going to become a commodity in the next couple of years in Europe, while Trovata is taking the lead in building the API-driven solutions that sit on top and help banks to enable companies and large enterprises to automatically manage their cash flow and make payments globally.

“Leveraging Trovata’s modern, native-cloud technology, companies of all sizes get a dedicated financial big data platform that deploys in seconds and delivers instant value with no IT required, enabling this kind of value for enterprise clients that will lead to rapid Open Finance expansion and new innovation globally for merchants, corporates and financial institutions is what drove my decision to join the team,” said Pintea.